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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    August 7, 2015

    Reflections from Las Vegas Summer Market 2015

    Every year I am amazed that when it is 110 degrees in the shade, that people will actually go to Las Vegas. But they do! And this year’s Vegas market was no exception. Summer market is never as busy as the winter market. The big buyers were all out in force as well as a large showing of western furniture retailers. But smaller dealers and non-regional dealers many times pick this market to skip even though the market owners do a valiant effort in making it as enjoyable as 100 plus degrees can be. It’s interesting to overhear ...

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  • Cindy Hodnett

    From Fabric to Frame

    Cindy W. Hodnett

    August 22, 2012

    Why ‘fashion forward' should be part of your bottom-line vocabulary

    An interesting discussion occurred at the Tupelo Furniture Market, and it went something like this:"Are you the one who wrote the upholstery article on color in Las Vegas?" said the manufacturer's rep."Yes, I am.""Well, I want you to know that I put this sofa in the main showroom window because of that article, and I just sold an entire container to some folks. I wasn't sure about it, but the ladies certainly love it."The sofa referenced was tangerine-hued and accompanied by a turquoise-tinted chair. When people walked by the grouping, a majority of them ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    August 13, 2012

    Happy anniversary to Tupelo Market

    In August of 1987, gasoline cost 90 cents a gallon, median household income was just under $30,000, the average price of a new house was $125,000 and Alan Greenspan had just assumed the title of chairman of the Federal Reserve.On the west side of Tupelo, Miss., on a relatively small parcel of land, V.M. Cleveland assumed the title of owner and chairman of what was then an unproven new venue called the Tupelo Furniture Market.Tupelo was and is in the heartland of promotional furniture, and upholstery in particular. Cleveland's vision was as direct and ...

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